Rodent Solutions For Fort Lauderdale Residents

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Rodent control in Ft. Lauderdale is a multifaceted issue. We’ve got invasive big-city rodents and native swamp rodents alike, and they all want to get into our homes. What’s worse, many of the invasive species aren’t adapted to handle the Florida heat (or the Florida predators). This can make them particularly determined to live with people. 

How To Identify Common Types Of Rodents In Fort Lauderdale

We have many types of rodents here in Fort Lauderdale, but almost all of the rodent problems you will encounter will be caused by rats and mice. The house rodents that are most likely to invade your home in Fort Lauderdale include Norway rats, roof rats, and several species of mice. 

These rodents can be tough to spot when they’re living in your home. They’re highly motivated to stay out of your way. Plus, they’re most active at night when you’re asleep, meaning that though you might expect to see rodents scurrying around if you have them, this won’t necessarily happen. Instead, you may have to look for other signs of rodents, such as damage from gnawing or scurrying sounds inside walls. 

Rodent Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage

House rodents pose a particular threat to people, pets, and property. The most serious threat rodents pose is to your health. These disgusting pests spread dozens of different diseases that can infect humans and our companion animals alike. They can also infect your property with other pests, such as fleas and ticks, which may carry their own diseases. 

Though the primary threat rodents pose is to your health, this doesn’t mean you can discount the threat they pose to your property. Because they have to continuously file down their incisors, which never stop growing, rodents often chew on dangerous items, like PVC plumbing and electrical wiring. They also absolutely love to rip the insulation out of walls to make their nests. 

All this means you’ve got to keep rodents from moving into your home. Your health and safety depend on it. 

The Hassles With Do-It-Yourself Rodent Control

Unfortunately, it can be tougher to get rid of rodents than many homeowners realize. Rats and mice breed incredibly fast. They can have multiple litters per year, and litters can contain many pups. This means store-bought products marketed as effective, like snap traps or glue boards, are far from it. They only eliminate a few individuals while leaving the rodent issue firmly in place. 

It’s true that you can take measures to make your home less attractive to rodents, including:

  • Cover your trash cans with tight lids.

  • Store pantry foods in airtight containers.

  • Clean frequently to reduce crumbs and clutter.

  • Avoid leaving pet food sitting out. 

  • Seal off potential rodent entryways. 

However, these measures are intended for rodent prevention, not rodent elimination. To truly eliminate rodents, you’ll need professional help. 

Call The Rodent Control Experts Today!

Here at Mitchell Pest Services, our rodent experts are standing at the ready to help you get rats and mice off your property so you can move on with your life. We’ll come out to your property at a time that’s most convenient for you, and we also offer same-day emergency services for rodent problems that are out of control.

We perform a comprehensive inspection of your home to locate where rodents are entering and living, and we use rodent control products that are safe for people and pets, eco-friendly, and, best of all, effective! So don’t wait. If you need Fort Lauderdale rodent control services, give us a call or visit our contact page to schedule your rodent inspection today!